Log In
Thursday 24th May 2018

Respiratory antibiotic prescribing reduced by booklet

31st July 2009

A study by Cardiff University has shown that giving parents a booklet about respiratory tract infections decreased antibiotic prescriptions by more than half.

GPs were provided with the booklet in order to give it out to parents during consultations. The authors wrote: “The routine use of this intervention in primary care should now be considered along with other effective interventions such as delayed prescribing. The magnitude of the reduction in antibiotic prescribing achieved suggests that its use could have important implications for patients, and, as a result of the threat posed by increasing antimicrobial resistance, for public health.”


Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Mayden - Innovative cloud-based web development for the healthcare sector
© Mayden Foundation 2018